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Stewardship & Generosity

Biblical Principles for Financial Wisdom

By michael on March 7, 2024 0 Comments

A Guide for Pastors, Elders, and other Christians   Biblical wisdom on finance and faith for a fulfilling life   Imagine, if you will, navigating your finances as if trekking through a vast, untamed wilderness—rich with potential yet fraught with obstacles. Picture in your hands an ancient, trusted guidebook, ready to lead you through this expanse. … Continue Reading

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Rescuing the Annual Pledge Campaign from the Shackles of Thematic Tyranny!

By michael on September 9, 2023 0 Comments

Rescuing the Annual Pledge Campaign from the Shackles of Thematic Tyranny! Hi friends, thanks for sticking around. I hope our emails are inspiring and helpful for your congregation and setting. As always, you can easily UNSUBSCRIBE. But if you’re still interested… Let me offer some thoughts.   From Themes to Vision: The Path of True … Continue Reading

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Unleashing the Power of Fundraising for a Flourishing Church Community!

By michael on August 8, 2023 0 Comments

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Building Lives, Building Dreams Unleashing the Power of Fundraising for a Flourishing Church Community! Capital campaigns are vital for church growth, yet they often remain puzzling for many faith-based communities. Today I’ll explain what they are and why they are crucial in fueling growth, expanding ministries, and fostering community connections.   What is … Continue Reading

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Money Talk in the Church: Breaking the Taboo

By michael on March 13, 2018 0 Comments

Money Talk in the Church Breaking the Taboo “Money is tight. We’ll have to cut our budget again this year. People just aren’t giving like they did in the past.” “Half of our families don’t give anything to the church. How can we turn that around?” “I’m just uncomfortable going to church; they’re always asking … Continue Reading

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Teach Your Children (Stewardship) Well 

By michael on November 15, 2017 0 Comments

Teach Your Children (Stewardship) Well  How many of you had this experience as a child? Sitting in church with your family, the offering time arrives, the ushers come forward, the music begins, and you proudly place your offering in the plate as it goes by. My earliest memories of giving occurred in church. My parents … Continue Reading

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The Annual Pledge Campaign is not about Money

By michael on August 15, 2017 0 Comments

The goal of the Annual Pledge Campaign is to grow generous givers.  The Finance Committee of your church may disagree. But the Annual Pledge Campaign is not about money, and it’s not about the budget. The Annual Pledge Campaign should grow givers’ generous hearts. Our mission proceeds from the Great Commission – to go out … Continue Reading